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NOT ONLY CONCERTS by Daniela

While they were in Abruzzo for the Chieti concert, Ignazio, Gianluca and Piero made a very special visit.

This video was broadcast by the Abruzzo TV news program.

Man = Exceptional visit to the small patients of the pediatric oncology department of Pescara. The singing trio of IL VOLO has arrived to bring gifts and joy.

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Woman = They kept their promise, they returned to find the small children of the oncohematology department of the hospital in Pescara, the children of IL VOLO.

Occasion, the stage of the tour, for the concert at the Civitella di Chieti, before going on stage, Ignazio Boschetto, the Abruzzese Gianluca Ginoble and Piero Barone, wanted to meet the small children who in these days, are hospitalized in the structure of Pescara.

Among small gifts, photos and hugs, a moment of true solidarity among those who suffer.

I= We do a little, but we know that it is worth a lot for these children, and it is a pleasure every time, to be able to come here to Pescara and thanks to AGBE (Association Parents Emopathic Children) that gives us this opportunity.
Woman = Gianluca, for you Pescara and Abruzzo, have a special value.
G = Absolutely, then I adapt to what Ignazio said and what we want to do is give strength to children, and especially to families, being close to them with a few gestures, for us it is important.

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P = There is nothing more beautiful than sharing our passion, we are extremely lucky, because there is nothing more beautiful than seeing the people who look at you and smile at you.

A gesture of great significance for the AGBE, which accompanies children and families, in the difficult moments of their lives. Achille Di Paolo, is its president.

AdP = We are proud to have these guys, who support us every time. Whenever they are in the area, in Pescara, even in the Marche, a visit always make a visit to us. They fill us with joy and above all, they make our children smile and this is very important.

P = We have to thank heaven every day, for what we are experiencing right now, we are all extremely lucky, but we don’t realize it. These experiences give you a strength that fills your heart and makes you understand so much about life.
I = It’s nice, when you can give a smile to younger children, it’s always a beautiful thing. Besides, I am one who tries not to see only the tragedy, today we live in the present and tomorrow, we will worry, when it will be tomorrow.
Today we are here, in the present and we are with these young people and we try to give them a smile now.

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G= I am very close, like Ignazio and Piero, to AGBE, we thank them for all the work they do every day, to stay close to these children, and their parents, who need support, above all moral support. Children are naturally unaware of what is happening, but parents, it is clear that they need as much strength. We promise to return, this time too, absolutely, every time the boys, Ignazio and Piero, are here in the area, for a concert, or whatever, we promise to come back, to give you a smile too, to stay together, which is the most important thing.

And here is the AGBE video of the visit of IL VOLO.

Also these days, Gianluca, Piero and Ignazio, have also given this special message.

I = A few days ago we heard about a sad story, we met a little girl, her name is Jo. She needs an intervention at the heels, this intervention can only be done in America at a cost of around 500,000 euros. We are here, to raise awareness, people like us, who can help us, even with little.
P = For more information, go to the Facebook page, “Jo’s dreams”.
G = We can help this little girl, who needs all of us, please…

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Below are the donation codes from Jo’s photo enlarged.

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This is the least known part of our boys, but it is a part that does them much honor.
Always look to those less fortunate than you.
Try to give a smile to those who don’t want to smile.

What a big heart. ❤️

Thank you guys!

Daniela

 

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CHIETI /DUBROVNIK, MUSICA TOUR 13/14 by Daniela

Slowly, slowly, we arrived in CHIETI, the last Italian stop, before the grand finale of Verona.
We are in Abruzzo, the land of Gianluca.

Let’s start with this video with this presentation that I translate for you.

C H I E T I

“IL MONDO”

“LA VOCE DEL SILENZIO”

G= Finally in my land, finally, after a long wait.
P = Two concerts in Sicily, and you spoke in Sicilian …
G = Welcome to Abruzzo.
P = It’s not like you play at home, and the two of us leave, you don’t do the concert alone.
G = Then you make us feel how you speak the Abruzzese, but the Teramo dialect is different.
I = (signs to be silent and speaks with a fixed voice) Welcome to Abruzzo, a magnificent land, a very fertile land of talents, not only of Gianluca, also of many illustrious characters such as Rocco Siffredi (pornographic actor), of great stature.
G = But can you start a concert with these things?
I = I have not finished yet, I warn you that otherwise I start over again.
Welcome to Abruzzo, a very beautiful city.
P + G = City ????
I = Very beautiful region, overlooking the sea on the Adriatic coast, but there is also a beautiful mountain, the Gran Sasso, welcome to Abruzzo, thanks.
Let’s say you have a good (Gianluca) that should be “Unesco heritage”, wherever he goes, he speaks of Abruzzo (applause)
P = If we go to South Africa, “I’m from Abruzzo”, to explain Abruzzo to Woody Allen, he had to talk about Montepulciano d’Abruzzo.
G = Thank you, see? You make me look good, thanks.
I = But surely you will take some percentage from the region, it’s incredible, whatever you talk about, he says Abruzzo. You should open a cellar “Montepulciano d’Abruzzo”
P = I wanted to say that this year we are celebrating 10 years of career, thanks. In 10 years, so many things have changed, so many pounds have gone away (indicates Ignazio’s belly)
I = I want to undress, but it’s not a lookout.
P = Master: (begins the song )

“L’IMMENSITA”

“CAN’T HELP FALLING IN LOVE WITH YOU”

 

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The Chieti concert was also the last concert, this year with Quarta and IL VOLO (he will also be in Verona) and Alessandro finally said these beautiful words:

“At some point, one has to take a vacation, and right now, that I’ve met these THREE WONDERS, I have to move away from them. Because today, for me, it’s the last stop on the tour, for me it was a pleasure, let me tell you, not immense, MORE, because it is incredible how they have an excellent musical maturity, because usually the voice is heard, only these high notes are heard, but the music is not only made of strong dynamics, the difficulty is when you get a fort, making your voice slow, which for me means being truly, truly, honored to have three voices like that, not only for how they sing, but also for how they interpret.”

 

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……. and we end with Gianluca’s thanks.

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“The most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. We must feel them with our hearts. It is always nice to sing in my land.
Thanks to all the people present last night in Chieti, I experienced some unforgettable moments that I will carry with me forever.” ❤️ ️✨  ~Gianluca

 

D U B R O V N I K

Dubrovnik, is a beautiful town in southern Croatia, boasts a historic center of particular historical and cultural importance, which is included in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites and which earned it the nickname “Pearl of the Adriatic”.

Until the 70’s its name was RAGUSA (in Italian Ragusa of the Adriatic to distinguish it from the Sicilian Ragusa). Dubrovnik is its name in Croatian and often, in books, the double name is used.

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“MARIA”

“MY WAY”

“CARUSO”

“E PENSO A TE”

“MUSICA CHE RESTA  /  PEOPLE”

“VOLARE”

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Croation news report (but don’t ask Daniela to translate it! 😁😁 )

Croation News Report – Click Here

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Well, the Italian adventure is over, only the grand finale remains in Verona.You have noticed that the program of the songs varies, in Croatia “Caruso” was inserted. Even Gianluca, in recent concerts, has replaced a solo. They are like this, they modify the lineup, according to the needs.

Okay, you guys need rest, holidays and return to families.

For the concerts we meet again in September, happy holidays …………. and happy holidays to all the crew of Flight Crew !!

Daniela 

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LOCARNO MUSIC TOUR 6 by Daniela

Switzerland has also been enchanted.

The MOON & STARS festival held in the square of Locarno was a success.

Here are some photos.

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Great to see people in these photos.

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Here are some short videos:

“GRANDE AMORE”

“ANCORA”

“ALMENO TU NELL’UNIVERSO”

On the fanpage LE MAMME ILVOLOVERS, I read a beautiful comment, about who was present in Locarno, I extract the most significant piece and I thank the fanpage.

I hadn’t heard them live for a year !! I thought that after Notte Magica in Taormina, where they had been great, they could no longer amaze me !! There are no more doubts about their greatness !!

Last night, instead, in Locarno, I had to think again !! Each time, they surpass themselves in skill !!

I don’t know where these guys are going, they are still so young, they have so many years ahead of them, but if they keep it up there is no one else who can have this success!!

I saw them so at ease, close-knit, happy to be on stage that transmitted joy to all of us present! I have seen their other concerts here in Switzerland, but to hear the square sing with them like last night, NEVER !!

Another comment from the Moon&Stars website:  Moon&Stars Website – Click Here

“They came to steal hearts. There was a lot of love in the air for IL VOLO. The voices of the three boys come from another planet – even live. The three wonders transformed effortlessly between classical and pop music, international songs and Neapolitan songs. Pop Opera in a class of its own in Piazza Grande. Well done!”

(Scroll down on the webpage to see IL VOLO perform “Grande Amore”.)

A very nice review about IL VOLO written by Mauro Rossi appears on this Corriere del Ticino website: Corriere del Ticino article – Click Here

The translation of the paragraph below the photo of IL VOLO:

But let’s start with the classic-pop Italian trio made up of Piero Barone, Ignazio Boschetto (tenors) and Gianluca Ginoble (baritone) who may or may not like it as far as singing style (belcanto, although considered the emblem of Italianness all over the world, at home and from us does not enjoy too many consents) but that is absolutely impeccable. The voices of the three boys are in fact optimally set, the harmony is perfect and even the repertoire chosen by them does not make a wrinkle: a dozen classics of the melodic tradition of the Peninsula (from “Il Mondo” to the “L’immensità”, from “Lontano Dagli Occhi” to “Almeno tu nell’universo” to the inevitable “Volare”), four to five songs of their own (including the Sanremo singles “Grande Amore”  and “Musica Che Resta”) and a couple of international standards like My Way and Love Story”. All accompanied by a classical orchestra of about twenty elements (the Filarmonia Veneta) and a pop complex: a sumptuous organic capable of offering an ideal sound carpet to the performances of the three, performed both together and carving out their own spaces personal but always in the sign of a continuity and an interpretative balance that has never failed. The undisputed heirs of Bocelli, in short, that the public appreciated them with long and enthusiastic applause.

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Beautiful this support from Abruzzo, who knows for whom will have given their warmest applause ??  😉

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This, their image is very beautiful.

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And here are the beautiful words of Luce Blu, also present at the concert:

Hello everyone, yesterday I had the extraordinary fortune of finding myself in Locarno for the “Moon & Stars”, I don’t know what to tell you except under a different sky, other scents, a clearer night … the same intense sensations that you get straight to heart, they are impossible to hold and escape from the eyes. How can we not thank them for this? Always … it’s the minimum. But still for their availability and kindness, rare qualities in their world and perhaps also in the world in general.

All that immediately catches one’s eye is their serenity on stage and their great harmony, one can say aloud that they are back to being those three voices and one soul that in “Notte Magica” was perceived too, one can well understand, of the importance of that project so demanding that it weighed with considerable responsibility.

Quarta, then with that violin … an alien on earth that makes the strings of that instrument scream, and together those of the soul, the solos of our idols with its accompaniment cannot fail to make you shed tears.

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And tonight Alessandro Quarta’s shirt is longer!! 😂😂😂

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What to say, although the program was shorter, for reasons of time, certainly, Ignazio, Piero and Gianluca, got a great concert.

BRAVISSIMI, but quick to rest, there’s another concert coming soon: Merano, al Maia Music Festival !!

 

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Il Volo Off Stage: Penned Up Energy Goes….Somewhere…

 

Exercise is Good For The Soul

 

G = Ok, it is three in the morning in Miami, the show is already over for some time, we sweat, we are playing football, and soon we leave. He (Ignazio) was trying to catch the ball it was over …..

I = I got it

G = The’ve taken?

I= Go Piero

 

Teaching One to Properly Say, “Abruzzo…”

That’s Funny Right There!  😀

Earthquake in Abruzzo!

The Hotel Rigopiano near the Gran Sasso mountains was buried by an avalanche and moved 70 meters from it’s original place. There were up to 30 people including guests and staff in the hotel at the time and all are considered missing at this time. The owner of the hotel, Roberto and his staff are friends of the Ginoble family and Ercole and Gianluca expressed their concern for their safety yesterday.

Ercole said yesterday, “We are strong.” And Gianluca pleaded, “Help! Abruzzo is on it’s knees.”

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Thank you for this information, Daniela

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Earthquake in Central Italy – Gianluca Ginoble Il Volo: “I have no words, just scared”

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The earth is shaking Tonata Center in Italy. By the end of 2016 we were hoping to be left behind these tragic events, at least for a while ‘. At 10.24 to 11.14 and 11.25, today, however, there were three strong earthquakes in one hour, all above magnitude 5, all in centr’Italia, between L’Aquila and Rieti, still near Amatrice. This time were felt clearly even in Rome to Florence and Naples.

To experience first hand this new terrible event was also Gianluca Ginoble . The singer of The Flight was one of the millions of Italians who felt the earth shake and like many of his countrymen, he expressed his emotions on social networks.

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